My friend, Eoin, from Bitesize Irish Gaelic recently sent out these simple Irish phrases- with pronunciation- in his recent newsletter. With his permission I have reprinted them here.
Simple phrases for Ireland
(I've included approximate pronunciation for the phrases.)
Dia dhuit (Hello)
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? (Do you speak Irish?)
on wil gwayl-ih-ga ah-gut?
Tá cúpla focal agam. (I have a couple of words = I can speak a little.)
thaw coop-la fuc-ull ag-um
Is as [Meiriceá] mé. (I am from [America].)
iss oss mer-ick-aw may
Cá bhfuil an stáisiún bus? (Where is the bus station?)
caw wil on STAW-shoon bus?
An bhfuil an bus seo ag dul go Corcaigh? (Is this bus going to Cork?)
on wil on bus shuh eg dul guh cur-cig?
Though Irish is incredibly confusing (at least for me) it is thrilling to use the few words my daughters and I are fluent at in front of others. People are very impressed when you tell them you can speak a little Irish! If you haven't visited the Bitesize Irish Gaelic website yet go over and try it now- your first Irish language lesson is free!
This is the website my Irish Language class uses. It's interactive and great for the entire family- my daughters enjoy that we can record ourselves!